d1t01 Ken Kesey interviewed by Frank Fey d1t02 Ken Babbs and harmonica d1t03 Take Two: Ken Kesey d1t04 Bull d1t05 Peggy The Pistol d1t06 One-way Ticket d1t07 Bells And Fairies d1t08 Levitation d1t09 Trip X d1t10 The End
May 24, 2018 Subject:
Garcia is present
Track 10 does indeed feature Jerry, but saying that his voice is shot
August 6, 2014 Subject:
Should be under "Merry Pranksters", not the Dead - likely there is no one from the Dead personnel involved in this thing....really, your liking or not liking this stuff depends on if you like "The Merry Pranksters"!
Of definite historical interest, but nothing more. The utter self-containment of these acid tests make them almost unapproachable on a basic level. Read Wolfe's "Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test".
March 31, 2013 Subject:
peggy is tops
worth just peggy the pistol
January 30, 2013 Subject:
Of some slight historical interest,
& now I can say I've heard it.
August 23, 2012 Subject:
Self- indulgent, sloppy mess. Are The Dead actually on this recording?
November 10, 2011 Subject:
The Grateful Dead: Show #14
Acid Test 10 of 19.
A fantastic interview with Ken Kesey. Ken Babbs blaring the harmonica. More defined than previous Tests. Not too over the top for the night... It's just right.
August 10, 2011 Subject:
This is the Merry Pranksters, not Grateful Dead
While the Dead did play the tests, it really doesn't sound like they are playing any of the background instruments here. Vocals by Kesey, Babbs & others. On the last track, a Prankster says "Lets let the Dead sing" as Garcia & Co. plug in, and Jerry comes on mic, complaining that his voice is "completely shot." Note that the Prankster refers to the band as "the Dead," this is just 7 weeks after their first public gig billed with that moniker. Apparently, the name stuck, and fast.